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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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beatnikbeat‧nik /ˈbiːtnɪk/ noun [countable]  SSone of a group of young people in the late 1950s and early 1960s, who did not accept the values of society and showed this by their clothes and the way they lived
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beatnikTied around his neck was a solid black scarf that hinted at a beatnik spirit lurking beneath the formality.He was a beatnik who was born too late.Her long black hair and comfortable clothes are the unruffled badge of the artist and beatnik, be she fifteen or fifty.He had attitude, the right stuff, like a nineteenth-century beatnik.I went to Oxford in 1961 with my beatnik uniform, sandals and black sweater.The Pre-Raphaelite beatnik, in other words.Then you got the beatnik, maybe a lower class of person.
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